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McLean County reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths

Mask Sign On Window
Eric Stock
A sign at the entrance to the McLean County Health Department building requires all entrants to wear a face mask.

The McLean County Health Department (MCHD) reported Thursday that two more people have died of COVID-19 complications — a woman in her 80s and a man in his 90s. Both were in long-term care.

There have been 278 COVID-related deaths reported in McLean County since the start of the pandemic.

According to MCHD, 14 McLean County residents are hospitalized with COVID, and Bloomington-Normal hospitals said they have 11 COVID-19 patients receiving care. Carle BroMenn Medical Center and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center indicate 65% of their intensive care beds are full and 90% of all beds are occupied.

McLean County has 217 residents isolating at home. The county’s seven-day testing positivity rate is 2%, matching the state average.

McLean County is approaching 200,000 COVID vaccine doses, but its rate of fully vaccinated hasn’t moved much recently — it stands at 55.7%. The statewide vaccination rate is 57.4%.

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